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Burials in China

"Burials in China"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5  February 23, 2021 (Tue) - June 27, 2021 (Sun)

  
Tomb Entrance Tile with a Sheep's Head, Reportedly found near Xingyang County, Henan Province, China, Western Han–Eastern Han dynasty, 1st century BC–2nd century AD

This gallery introduces burial goods from about the 2nd century BC to the 8th century AD. During this period, the aristocracy and ruling elites were buried in tomb mounds along with numerous items meant to ensure their comfort in the next life, such as miniature models of daily goods (mingqi) and tomb figures shaped like servants or other people to care for them after death. The miniature models are often related to livestock or agriculture and give clues about the dietary practices of people living during this period. Visitors will also have the opportunity to see tomb figures from the Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD) and earthenware decorated in the renowned "three-color glaze" (sancai) of the Tang dynasty (618–907).

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 5 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND Tomb Entrance Tile with a Sheep's Head Reportedly found near Xingyang County, Henan Province, China Western Han–Eastern Han dynasty, 1st century BC–2nd century AD TJ-2383
_MD_RECOMMEND Woman China Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC Gift of Mr. Hirota Matsushige, TG-2403
_MD_RECOMMEND Important Cultural Property Vase with Dragon Handles China Tang dynasty, 8th century Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TG-647
Camel, Three-color glaze China Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TG-689
_MD_RECOMMEND Tomb Guardian, Three-color glaze China Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TG-648
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